Update Galaxy S PLUS I9001 with Best Jellybean 4.2.2 Android Firmware – Guide

Samsung Galaxy S PLUS I9001 Android phone users can now rejoice as in the due curse of this article we will be checking out on how you can update with the latest version of Jellybean 4.2.2 in the form of Liquid Smooth Custom ROM Firmware. Unfortunately, Samsung won’t be coming out with the Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware for the device due to End of Life of I9001 variant and hardware limitations but all thanks to custom ROM firmware makers who have ported this jellybean 4.2.2 in the device. We have also mentioned the screen captures on how this firmware looks like below. This firmware is the custom ROM firmware and not an official update released by Samsung Electronics.

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Features of Liquid Smooth ROM:

  • Comprehensive speed enhancements, including Linaro -O3
  • Customizable lock screen buttons and sliders
  • Chronus clock widget
  • Customizable hardware and software keys
  • Transparent navbar and status bar
  • Customizable navbar ring
  • Navigation bar widgets
  • Customizable power menu
  • Notification power widget
  • Customizable quick settings panel
  • Status bar mods
  • Theme engine
  • Quiet hours
  • Volume rocker music controls
  • Full Rotation
  • Customizable battery and notification light

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Not with the KIES, but create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps only. Also, don’t make use of the ROM Manager to back up the data as it may brick the device.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your Samsung Galaxy S PLUS GT I9001 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
  • Minimum battery life should be a minimum of 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Since this is the custom ROM firmware, you will need to makes sure that your phone is rooted. To check on whether your phone is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. Once you have rooted the device, you can now head over to the next page where we have summed up the detailed instructions which will help you update the device.


  1. I want to download the new Jellybean for my Samsung Galaxy S I9001 due to lagging, and I have currently downloaded the new firmware through Samsung Kies. Am I able to do so without wiping my entire phone? Please advise how I can properly download. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    • just make sure that all unwanted apps are removed from your phone and also uninstall antivirus apps if any installed. This should fasten up your device.

  2. Sorry.. my mistake.. got it.. changed language.. works perfectly.. thank u.

  3. the language is in italian… no option for english… how can i change dat?

  4. please i will make version 4.22 my phone is broken ? this software are how problem please u tell me .thank you

  5. Installed cm-10.2-20131015-dev_connection_team-alpha3-ariesve and gapps-jb-20130813-signed for Google apps and CWM6026-TOUCH-recovery on my GTi9001

    I do not see Google play or any goole apps

    I want to revert it to stock frameware 2.3.6. downloaded I9001XXKQP_I9001ODDKP5_INU Tried ODIN3 v3.07 but result is failled.

    Please help me to fix this issue


  6. is the wifi and mobile network 2g working?

  7. Hello,

    I tried the steps above, but while i hold Volume Up button + the Home key button i see the following massage and after that I can’t proceed any further:

    Cause: Force Upload

    Can you help?!

  8. Dear sir
    My Samsung I9001 is rooted and I have ClockworkMod 6014 touch ,after I followed all the above steps my phone is keep going to the recovery mode , I tried to reinstall the ROM and GAPPS it show successfully installed but again it rebooting to recovery , I formatted every thing and tried to install the official Gingerbread 2.3.6 through odin but after I click start I got error message , I tried to install the ops and the boot loader but again I got the error
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 32
    would you please help me what I should do ? Thank you for your efforts

  9. My google aps don’t show …

  10. Google apps are not shown after installing firmware and gapps shared by you..

  11. im using it and its cool, finaly my phone doesnt restart anymore :), but i cant use google play services,any advice?

  12. Hi, I tried all the steps as described above and it showed no errors. However after completing the above steps, mobile is getting stuck in the booting screen.

    I tried repeating the steps but no luck.

    Can you please help?

  13. i did what the instruction said but in recovery mode it said :-

    symlink:some symlinks failed
    E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (status 7)
    Installation Aborted.

    not am struck,the phone doesnt start after the opening screen saying the model no.
    What should i do please help me change the phone back to the way it was

  14. i have Samsung I9000 Galaxy S,should i update?

  15. I am using on my computer Ubuntu as os. Should this be a problem when downloading the jellybean 4.2.2 and the google apps packages

  16. Hi

    I am request you please also release custom ROM update for Samsung Galaxy W I8150 with Best Jellybean 4.2.2
    Can you tell me after applying custom ROM is my phone connect to Samsung Kies ?

  17. i have installed the rome , and i have a low sound problem